Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

Want to donate to help Puerto Rico? Give to an organization other than the Red Cross. Use CharityNavigator.com

Want to donate to help Puerto Rico? Give to an organization other than the Red Cross. Use CharityNavigator.com to ensure the charity is real and that most of the funds get to the recipients, not going to the high salaries … Continue reading

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63% of Puerto Rican women, ages 15-44 who gave birth were unmarried in 2011, far higher than all Hispanic women 47% and the overall rate for US women 38%

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/19/hispanics-of-puerto-rican-origin-in-the-united-states-2011 Fertility. Almost one-in-ten (7%) Puerto Rican women ages 15 to 44 gave birth in the 12 months prior to this survey. That was slightly less than the rate for all Hispanic women—8%—and about the same as the overall rate … Continue reading

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84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power

84 Percent of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power By CHRISTINA CARONOCT. 10, 2017 Hurricane damage in eastern Puerto Rico on Sept. 30. The island’s recovery is plodding along. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times It has been … Continue reading

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In Puerto Rico, Equal Parts Fear and Fellowship After Storm

In Puerto Rico, Equal Parts Fear and Fellowship After Storm By RICHARD FAUSSET OCT. 2, 2017     Photo Neighbors gathered to clean out their homes damaged by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas, P.R., on Saturday. Credit Victor J. Blue for … Continue reading

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For Many on Puerto Rico, the Most Coveted Item is a Plane Ticket Out – Exodus to the states after Hurricane Maria

For Many on Puerto Rico, the Most Coveted Item is a Plane Ticket Out Leer en español By JACK HEALY and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍOCT. 5, 2017 241 Juan R. Delgado Torres of Caguas, P.R. waited on Wednesday for a flight to … Continue reading

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Don’t mail canned food, cans of food, to Puerto Rico, as food relief. Send money or non-canned food instead.

There is food in Puerto Rico which can be bought in the stores. It would be more economical to send money or lighter weight food. Cans are heavy and costly to ship. In addition, the heavy weight of the cans … Continue reading

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After Hurricane Maria, still homeless in San Juan, but now with food and a view

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article180377356.html A tiny encampment for the homeless, flush with supplies, has thrived on a picturesque beach on a San Juan lagoon. Israel Vila lives in a makeshift shelter along the shore and talks about his experience on Tuesday, October 17, … Continue reading

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